Are your eyes itching like crazy? Don’t scratch — it will only make matters worse! Computer eye strain, exposure to toxins or pollutants, and allergies can certainly make your peepers itch. If you are on the hunt for a way to deal with that eye itchiness effectively and all-naturally, here are some of the best:
Soak a couple of cotton pads in cold milk, wring out the excess, sit back, close your eyes and place the milk-soaked cotton pads on your eyes. In a few minutes, you will attain much-needed relief from eye itchiness.
If you are prone to having itchy eyes and you love green tea, consider stashing used green tea bags in the fridge. When eye itchiness strikes, grab a pair of those used tea bags and moisten them. Leave them on your closed eyes for a couple of minutes. Works great against lines around your peepers, too!
Drinking chamomile tea on a regular basis for anxiety or insomnia? You can count on used chamomile tea bags to relieve itchy eyes. Moisten a pair of used ones and place over your eyes for a few minutes.
Grab a medium-sized potato and cut a couple of thin slices. Stash them in the freezer for a while. Once cold, place the slices of spuds over your closed eyes.
Alternately, you may also count on slices of cucumber that are allowed to cool in the freezer for a few minutes. Not only are slices of cucumbers great for getting rid of eye itchiness as well as accompanying problems like redness and dryness, but also for reducing eye puffiness as well as eye wrinkles!
Got aloe vera plant in your garden? Whenever your peepers feel itchy, simply break off a leaf and extract the gel within. Close your eyes and apply it around. Rinse off with cool water once the problem is out of the picture. Similarly, you may simply wash your eyes with pure aloe vera juice.
Apple Cider Vinegar
In a cup of distilled water, mix in a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. With the help of a cotton ball, use this solution to cleanse the area around your eyes.
So many people swear by the effectiveness of cold bread in eliminating eye itchiness in a snap. The moment you feel that itchiness creeping in, immediately place a slice of bread in the refrigerator. Once already cool, break into half and place the pieces on your peepers.
Consider seeing an eye specialist if your eye itchiness persists for hours or days because it may be due to an underlying medical condition that requires prompt treatment.